Available seat miles (ASMs) grew 15.9% to 939.6 million in July 2005, up from 810.8 million in July 2004. Year to date, ASMs have increased 25.2% to 6,103.7 million, up from 4,874.0 million in the same seven-month period in 2004.
WestJet's load factor for July 2005 increased 2.7 percentage points to 81.3% compared with 78.6% in July 2004. During the first seven months of 2005, the company's load factor increased 4.2 percentage points to 73.7% compared with 69.5% during the same period in 2004.
WestJet is Canada's leading low-cost airline offering scheduled service throughout its 34-city North American network. Named Canada's most respected corporation for customer service in 2005, WestJet pioneered low-cost high-value flying in Canada. With increased legroom and leather seats on its modern fleet of Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, and live seatback television provided by Bell ExpressVu on its 737-700 fleet, WestJet strives to be the number one choice for travellers.